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Old 04-12-2018, 09:52 PM   #1
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What is a good way to kill all plant life around my outside A/C units so I can put in gravel or something?
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You would want to dig off the sod and put some heavy plastic down before installing stone if that's the route you are going.
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Landscape suppliers will usually sell the real heavy fabric by the foot or yard, no need for a roll.
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I used some leftover roofing shingles for their weight and durability. Has lasted longer than any landscape fabric ever would. Granule side up and a very thin layer of river rock on top of that.
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Best to make a concrete pad.
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Brush killer or a similar chemical that kills everything will do it. My grandfather always used diesel fuel, but you know, the environment and all that.
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All good fixes mentioned. I'll just add that once the rock is laid down on the 6 mil black plastic and then rocking over it, you will still be dealing with weeds on the rocks every summer probably, so keep some weed killer handy.

Because the stuff blowing down from trees and rotting in the stones build up a, "silt" on the plastic. Then, birds come along and crap their weed seeds on the rocks = more weeds to spray every year.
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I used some leftover roofing shingles for their weight and durability. Has lasted longer than any landscape fabric ever would. Granule side up and a very thin layer of river rock on top of that.

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I'm going to add the rest of the shingles and cover with a bunch of unused pavers.
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